http://www.siafu.ca/frontpage/feed The basic front page view. en Refusing to Accommodate Racism http://www.siafu.ca/story/79 <p>Photos and text by Tatiana Gomez</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/79">read more</a></p> Community Focus Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:32:21 -0600 Tim McSorley 79 at http://www.siafu.ca Calling out the Commission http://www.siafu.ca/story/76 <p>By Tim McSorley</p> <p>Decried as a freak show and farce, praised as a healthy and needed debate, the Reasonable Accommodation Commission hasn’t failed to stir up emotion among both its supporters and detractors. From media pundits to the Governor General, from politicians to priests, imams and rabbis, and from school-teachers to dépanneur owners, everyone has an opinion about the public consultation called by Quebec Premier Jean Charest during the last provincial election. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/76">read more</a></p> News Tue, 27 Nov 2007 17:29:29 -0600 Tim McSorley 76 at http://www.siafu.ca Raids and Restrictions http://www.siafu.ca/story/75 <p>By Jesse Rosenfeld</p> <p>It’s 2:00 am in the Deheisha refugee camp outside Bethlehem and I hear a large, loud bang. Camp residents – most of whom are either refugees from the 1948 war or their descendents – say the Israeli army enters Deheisha anywhere between three and seven days a week, with raids increasing in frequency over the past few months. My friend Shadi Al-Assi – a musician and instructor of Music, Dance and Media at the Ibdaa community center in Deheisha – and I rush to Ibdaa’s top floor window where we look around frantically for Israeli military activity. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/75">read more</a></p> Worldviews Fri, 09 Nov 2007 11:01:06 -0600 Tim McSorley 75 at http://www.siafu.ca Resonating Messages http://www.siafu.ca/story/74 <p><em>A native Montrealer from the West Island, Valerie Khayat has slowly but surely become a staple in Montreal’s spoken word and poetry scene, recently publishing her latest work,</em> The Road to Vesper. <em>On Oct. 13th, she is launching her official foray onto the Montreal music scene with the release of her album</em> Resonance in blue. <em>Siafu met up with 24-year-old Khayat at Café Shaika in NDG, where she has been carrying out an internship with the NDG community council.</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/74">read more</a></p> Tête-à-Tête Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:32:35 -0500 Tim McSorley 74 at http://www.siafu.ca Surviving as Work http://www.siafu.ca/story/73 <p>By Aaron Lakoff</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/73">read more</a></p> Community Focus Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:59:18 -0500 Tim McSorley 73 at http://www.siafu.ca Mapping a More Murderous Middle East http://www.siafu.ca/story/72 <p><strong>By Lorenzo Fiorito</strong></p> <p>Known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ and ‘the world’s crossroads,’ the Middle East has been carved up by every conqueror since Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. The borders we know today were drawn by British and French colonizers. But a set of very different borders outlined on a map I came across recently, in the July 2006 Armed Forces Journal, explore frightening new territory. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/72">read more</a></p> Ministry of Truth Fri, 24 Aug 2007 23:46:49 -0500 Tim McSorley 72 at http://www.siafu.ca American Lefties set Sights on Party Politics http://www.siafu.ca/story/71 <p><strong>Section: Worldviews </strong></p> <p><strong>By Julian Nemeth</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/71">read more</a></p> Worldviews Thu, 23 Aug 2007 22:09:58 -0500 b_kinged 71 at http://www.siafu.ca Five Labour Standards You Should Know and How to Use Them http://www.siafu.ca/story/69 <p>By Laura Kneale</p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/69">read more</a></p> Tool Kit Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:40:03 -0500 Tim McSorley 69 at http://www.siafu.ca Bringing the SPP Out of the Shadows http://www.siafu.ca/story/68 <p>By Tim McSorley</p> <p>Pesticide-limits are barriers to trade that must be eliminated. Integrated, high-tech border and secretive security measures to ensure our safety against terrorists. Closed door meetings between the leaders of Canada, Mexico and the US, advised only by panel of 30 top chief executive officers from each country. </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/68">read more</a></p> News Wed, 08 Aug 2007 17:43:35 -0500 Tim McSorley 68 at http://www.siafu.ca Atlantica's Rising Tide http://www.siafu.ca/story/67 <p>By Drew Nelles</p> <p>Halifax may be the largest city in the Maritimes, but it's hardly a metropolis; home to Dalhousie University, and with a population of just 119,000 people, it feels more like a sleepy college town than a provincial capital. In the early afternoon on June 15, though, about 350 people gathered in a downtown park to wake the city up. The elderly activist group the Maritime Raging Grannies were performing a song composed just for the occasion, sung to the tune of "Go Tell it on the Mountain": </p> <p><a href="http://www.siafu.ca/story/67">read more</a></p> News Wed, 08 Aug 2007 09:55:26 -0500 Tim McSorley 67 at http://www.siafu.ca